The leader of a Burundi opposition party and his bodyguard were shot dead today, Saturday May 23rd in the capital by gunmen after weeks of anti-government protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term.
A gang of suspected kidnappers has abducted one Mrs Opeyemi Adeniran and her daughter in their residence in Ibadan, Oyo State capital. The post Woman, daughter kidnapped in Ibadan appeared first on Vanguard News.
No fewer than 30 traders, including five pregnant women, sustained injuries following an attack by some miscreants who claimed to be road decongestion officials. The post 5 pregnant women, traders injured as ‘miscreants’ storm Onitsha market appeared first on Vanguard News.
EX-MILITANT generals from the Niger-Delta region,have reassured the President-elect,General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) of relative peace in the region. The post Ex-militant leaders assure Buhari of relative peace appeared first on Vanguard News.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) disclosed, yesterday, that 20 women and children abducted by Boko Haram were rescued during troops offensive on the camps of the group inside Sambisa forest just as scores of the Islamist group’s fighters were killed in the assault. The post Sambisa: Army kills scores of terrorists
Remember the 65 year old German woman who was pregnant with quadruplets? Well, she has given birth to the quadruplets, two and a half months prematurely through caesarean and all 4 babies have a 'good chance of surviving'.German woman Annegret Raunigk who already had 13 children has become the oldest woman alive to give birth
The Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, in this interview, dismisses the claim that hate campaign was responsible for the loss of President Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28 election, blaming the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) for it.
In a recent interview with The Nation, veteran actor, Olu Jacob spoke about how he has sustained his marriage to beautiful veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva for over 30 years, including what continues to keep him attracted to his wife and lots more.
Robert De Niro gave the commencement speech at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts graduation on Friday, May 22nd and he said to the graduating students: “You made it…. and, you’re f***ed,” according to a CNN report.
An attempt by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress to elect a consensus candidate for the leadership of the Senate at a retreat organised for Senators-elect in Abuja was frustrated on Saturday as two factions emerged from the camp, endorsing two separate candidates. The party leadership had planned to
I need not recount all the constraints your government will be working with. It is massive. Besides, it is a battle for the existence of the country’s wealth, its people, its natural resources and its future.
The Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday admitted that it made mistakes and learnt lessons during the course of the campaigns and the 2015 general elections. It, however, said the electioneering period was over and party members should channel their energies towards rebuilding the party to play its new role as
The local government election held in Rivers State on Saturday was characterised by low turnout as many voters stayed indoors as a result of the downpour and the controversy surrounding the conduct of the poll. SUNDAY PUNCH observed that some of the election officers in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local
Pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Bowo Olateru-Olagbegi, has criticised the Federal Government for its 25-per-cent budgetary allocation to the National Assembly. Speaking at a summit organised by The Lamb Christian Centre in Lagos, titled ‘Leadership, entrepreneurship and mentorship,’ on Saturday, he said he would organise a petition
More security agents, including members of the anti-bomb squads, will as from Monday be deployed in hotels accommodating heads of state and other invited guests for the inauguration of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari and the Vice President-elect, Prof Yemi Osinbajo. SUNDAY PUNCH investigations also showed that Buhari had insisted on
The Federal Government withdrew the sum of N395bn in 2013 to fund subsidy on petroleum products, the Fiscal Responsibility Commission has said. FRC said this in its 2013 Annual Report and Audited Accounts which was released recently and obtained by our correspondent in Abuja on Friday.
Strong indications emerged on Saturday that the Finance Minister/Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and her counterpart in the Petroleum Resources Ministry, Mrs. Dieziani Allison-Madueke, may not appear before the joint senate committees probing the current fuel crisis, on Monday.
Itoro, the first son and the breadwinner of the family, was allegedly hacked to death by a herbalist, Ette Okon on Friday, following a misunderstanding. Rita Emmanuel, a cousin of the deceased, a commercial motor cyclist, told the story of the murder. According to her, Itoro lived with his parents in their grass house in Ikot Abasi
No fewer than 11 persons, including an 11-year-old boy, kidnapped across Ekiti State in the last three weeks were at the early hours of Saturday released by their captors. They included a lecturer at Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Dr.